National Basketball Association
Dallas 108, Washington 100
When: 8:30 PM ET, Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #3 Nick Buchert, #17 Jonathan Sterling
Attendance: 19816

Luka Doncic scored 34 points, Kristaps Porzingis added 23 in his Dallas debut, and the Mavericks defeated the visiting Washington Wizards 108-100 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Doncic, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, made 12 of 19 field-goal attempts, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range.

Dallas reserves Dorian Finney-Smith and Justin Jackson added 10 points each.

Bradley Beal scored 19 points on 7-of-25 shooting for Washington, which has lost on nine of its past 10 visits to Dallas.

Thomas Bryant had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Rui Hachimura added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who were without guard Isaiah Thomas (thumb) and forward Troy Brown Jr. (calf). Dallas center Dwight Powell (hamstring) missed the game as well.

The Mavericks led by 17 points after Doncic banked in a 3-pointer early in the third quarter, and two Porzingis free throws soon made it 69-50.

Washington twice cut the deficit to 14, but the Mavericks closed the quarter on a 10-2 run and led by 23 to open the fourth.

Wizards reserves led by Moritz Wagner (13 points) and Jordan McCrae (11 points) sparked a rally that got the Wizards within 101-89 midway through the fourth quarter, but Jalen Brunson's 3-pointer pushed the lead back to 15 points.

Beal's 3-pointer made it 104-95 with 2:43 remaining, and Hachimura's layup cut the Dallas lead to seven at the 1:19 mark before Porzingis and Doncic combined for four points to ice it.

Washington led by one after the first quarter, but the Mavericks took a 28-27 lead on a Justin Jackson runner with 10:46 left in the first half.

Dallas built the lead, and Seth Curry's driving bank shot made it 44-31 at the 5:58 mark. The Wizards got as close as eight points, but Doncic's three-point play just before halftime made it 62-48 at intermission.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Washington   Dallas
Bradley Beal 19 Scoring Luka Doncic 34
Bradley Beal 9 Assists Jalen Brunson 3
Thomas Bryant 11 Rebounds Luka Doncic 9
Thomas Bryant 6 Free Throws Made Dorian Finney-Smith 7
Bradley Beal 3 Steals Jalen Brunson 2
Isaac Bonga 1 Blocks Maxi Kleber 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 100 39.8 11-41 15-18 26 47 3 6 17
Dallas 108 46.1 11-36 27-33 17 46 5 6 20
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against New Orleans. The Mavericks have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City. The Wizards have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.